Motherhood is one of the most rewarding and stressful balancing acts. It requires pouring your heart out to a little human being while waking up every morning to make sure they have everything they need.
In this series, we highlight a few of those women who are in the middle of their greatest balancing act; pouring their hearts into their children while pouring their hearts into creating a legacy for their families.
Elena “Elle” Brown is a wellness influencer that is building generational health one juice at a time. The New Orleans native discovered her passion for holistic health and wellness when her daughter began struggling with severe skin issues. After working with a holistic doctor to clear her daughter’s skin, she decided to tackle her own health issues and ventured into the world of juicing.
Elle began posting her yummy but beneficial juicing recipes online and quickly garnered a strong social media following. Since early 2022, she has been encouraging others to prioritize their health with minor changes that have a major impact. She is staying true to her newfound purpose and creating content and safe spaces for people to grow and learn about health and wellness.
What is It like to run a successful brand while running your home as a Boss Mom?
Whew! It is challenging without a doubt! However, I am so honored and blessed that my journey and brand allow me to impact so many in a positive way. The message of health and wellness is something I don’t take lightly and want to continue to build upon with integrity, authenticity, and love. With that said, my first and most important job is being a mom and provider! I want to be at all of the school events, games, help with homework, and just love on and nurture them too. So, it is a constant balancing act, but I am lucky to get to do it!
What has been your biggest challenge in balancing both career and motherhood?
Time! There’s just never enough. Although I want to be there for everything concerning both my career and family, the challenge is realizing that sacrifice is sometimes the name of the game. So, I am constantly weighing the pros and cons of every situation and making sure every decision is intentional and worth whatever the sacrifice might be.
Behind every great woman is a group of other great women pushing her into greatness, who is your circle made up of?
I always say friends are a gift from God and the older I get the more real and true it proves to be. I am fortunate to have a small, but mighty circle of women around me. Most of them I have known since I was a teenager and a couple that I have met in my adulthood. They are beautiful and smart and talented, but most of all real! They keep me grounded and hold me up!
What advice do you have for new moms wanting to jump-start their own entrepreneurship journey?
Be gentle with yourself in the process! Being a new mom is a challenge in and of itself and entrepreneurship can be flat-out hard, especially in the beginning. So, put one foot in front of the other, give yourself grace, take breaks, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. You got this, mama!
What does being a Pretty Woman Who Hustles mean to you?
This is a great question because my motto because of what I do is, health over hustle! Getting to the bag is great, driving a nice car is great, and providing for your family is admirable, but if you are not well you won’t be able to enjoy or maybe even see it. So, Pretty Woman Who Hustles to me means prioritizing your wellness, whether that means eating better, sleeping more, meditating, or exercising so that you can be all that you desire to be for yourself and your family.